Not only useless, but liars too
Official crime stats have always been lies. This is not only because they’re often police stats, and the police is all about vested interests, but also because the police are agents of government, and governments always lie, because politics pollutes everything it touches. So the police have been caught out lying about crime numbers, because they’re ignoring vast numbers of serious offences:
More than 800,000 - or one in five – of all crimes reported to the police each year are not being recorded by officers, a report suggests.
The problem is greatest for victims of violent crime, with a third going unrecorded. Of sexual offences, 26% are not recorded.
An HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report looked at more than 8,000 reports of crime in England and Wales.
The watchdog said the failure to record crime properly was “indefensible”.
In most cases you’d be stupid to have anything to do with the police. Now we clearly see that hundreds of thousands of victims of very serious crime have wasted their time too.
The Inspectorate might say that the lies are “indefensible”, but the vested interests disagree, with various fat doughnut-muncher representative groups bleating about “workloads” and “inadequate training”. More lies. Now they’ve been caught red-handed they cannot stop lying.
The cat was out the bag this morning when a senior doughnut-grazer, on Radio 4, said it was all about government targets: if too many victims were reporting too many types of particular crimes then into Room 101 goes the complaint. As well as being morally reprehensible (though not surprising), this is plain fraud, and it’s an epidemic. The only books they have to report are crimes stats, and they can’t even keep those straight. Of course the State treats society without mercy in financial reporting (the special interests aside), but no coppers will have their collars felt over this fraud perpetrated against crime victims, because these fraudsters are another special interest, the praetorians and tax collectors.